with Mr. Zip, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr ès sc. Esther van Praag

Rabbit Biology and Diseases

 

Switzerland

 

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

 

2000-2002

Post-doc   -  University Hospital of Zurich, Institute of Pathology, Dept. of Child Pathology, Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1997-1999       

Post-doc   -  University of Zurich, Institute for Plant Biology, Dept. of Microbiology, Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1992-1996       

Doctorate  -  Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Rehovot, Israel.

Fructose-2,6-Bisphosphate: Its Role in the Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Citrus Fruits”.

 

1991

Master in biology  -  RijksUniversity of Leiden, Faculty of Sciences, the Netherlands.

Etude des Inhibiteurs de la Phosphofructokinase Pyrophosphate Dépendente et Dosage du Fructose2,6 bisphosphate chez les Végétaux Supérieurs.”

and

Development of a Specific Enzymatic Assay for Lipase that can be used for the Study of Lipid Bodies from Barley.”

 

1984 

International Baccalaureate, International School of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

 

 

Carouge, Switzerland, 2014

 

INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER - RABBIT BIOLOGY AND DISEASES

 

2003-...

www.MediRabbit.com, a site dedicated to the latest knowledge in rabbit medicine, preparation of slide presentations for veterinary professionals, collaborations for translations in various countries.

 

2006-2010

Redaction of a veterinary level book on specific rabbit diseases, including graphic illustration of the different diseases.

 

2010

Publication of “Skin Diseases of Rabbits”.

 

2011

Publication of “Transport, Restraint and Manipulation of Rabbits” in French and in English.

Course to veterinarians on "Skin Diseases in Rabbits".

 

2012

Full revision of MediRabbit.com, update of content, addition of illustrations, etc.

 

2013-...

Redaction of a new book on rabbit diseases in French and in English.

 

Invited speaker at rabbit health seminars

 

2011

Cours de formation continue pour la Société Neuchâteloise des Vétérinaires (SNV), Hôtel des Arts, Neuchâtel, Suisse.

Les maladies de la peau chez le lapin 

Esther van Praag

 

2013

Sociétés d'aviculture de Payerne et de Corcelles, Montet Broye, Suisse.

La santé de mes lapins 

Esther Van Praag

 

2013

Kleintiere Schweiz - Fachabteilung Kaninchen, Schenkon, Suisse.

Einführung in die Hautkrankheiten - Introduction aux maladies de la peau 

Esther Van Praag

 

AWARD

 

2012

- AWARD for the research on rabbit diseases and MediRabbit.com

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

1993-1996

BARD USA - Israel Binational Research and Development Fund.

subject:      Fructose-2,6-bisphosphate and citrate their roles in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism in citrus fruits and leaves

 

 

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

 

1991-1992 

Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Geneva, research and teaching assistant.

 

1992-1996 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, teaching assistant in:

· Biochemistry of the plant's secondary metabolism;

· Physiology and pathology of fruit conservation;        

· Botanics of garden plants;                        

· Garden architecture.

 

1997-1999 

Dept of Microbiology, University of Zurich: teaching assistant - practical courses.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

2013

Membership: Researchgate

 

2006-...

Membership of several professional veterinary forums

 

 

MEDIRABBIT RABBIT PUBLICATIONS

2013

Mégacôlon chez les lapins « chaplin » 

Esther Van Praag

 

2013

Anomalie congénitale peu fréquente chez le lapin : pénis hypospade 

Esther van Praag

 

2014

Deformation of anterior limbs in rabbits  -  Déformation des membres antérieurs chez les lapins 

Esther Van Praag

2014

Toxoplasmosis, an unrecognized parasitosis in rabbits  -  La toxoplasmose, parasitose méconnue chez le lapin 

Esther Van Praag

2014

Vitamin A, mysterious and often neglected  -  Vitamine A, mystérieuse et souvent négligée 

Philippe Ginfray, Esther Van Praag

2014

Vitamin D deficiency in rabbits  -  Carence en vitamine D chez les lapins 

Esther Van Praag

2014

Les pattes, bonnes indicatrices de santé du lapin (2) 

Esther Van Praag

2014

Les pattes, bonnes indicatrices de santé du lapin (1) 

Esther Van Praag

2014

"Floppy rabbit syndrome" -  General muscle weakness  -  Faiblesse généralisée soudaine chez les lapins 

Esther Van Praag

2014

Les escarres plantaires, un problème difficile 

Esther van Praag

2014

Lapin nouveau-né acéphale (jumeau parasite monstre) 

Michel Gruaz, Esther Van Praag

2014

Maladies des voies respiratoires profondes  

Esther Van Praag

2014

Domestication du lapin et maladies respiratoires 

Esther Van Praag

2014

Newborn rabbit with frontal encephalocele  -  Lapin nouveau-né avec un cèle du cerveau frontal 

Michel Gruaz, Esther Van Praag

2014

Complexité de la cavité nasale du lapin 

Esther Van Praag

2015

Lipid keratopathy in rabbits - Kératopathie lipidique chez le lapin

Esther Van Praag

2015

Self-injurious behavior in rabbits and does - Comportement mutilateur de certain lapin(e)s

Esther Van Praag

2015

Congestive heart failure in rabbits  -  Insuffisance cardiaque congestive chez les lapins 

Esther Van Praag

2015

Probable periosteal osteosarcoma in a rabbit  -  Probable ostéosarcome du périoste chez une lapine 

Esther Van Praag

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

From the M.S. research:

Effect of chloride ions on the kinetic parameters of the potato tuber and mung-bean pyrophosphate-dependent phosphofructokinase

Degli Agosti R, Van Praag E, Greppin H. Biochem Int. 1992 Mar;26(4):707-13.

Response of the carbohydrate metabolism and fructose-2,6-bisphosphate to environmental changes. Effect of different light treatments.

Van Praag E, Monod E, Greppin H, Degli Agosti R. Botanica Helvetica 1997, 106:103-112.

Response of fructose-2,6-bisphosphate to environmental changes. Effect of low temperature in winter and summer wheat.

Van Praag E, Degli Agosti R. Archives des Sciences 1997, 50:207-215.

From the Ph.D. research:

Control of PPi and ATP-phosphofructokinase in sucrose metabolism in mature grapefruit.

Van Praag E, Zehavi U, Goren R. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society (1995) vol. 210: 7-carb (1)

Use of 3-D computer modelling and kinetic studies to analyze grapefruit pyrophosphate-dependent phosphofructokinase.

Van Praag E. Int J Biol Macromol. 1997 Dec;21(4):307-17.

Fru 2,6-P2 and citrate: intracellular distribution in citrus tissues and effect on grapefruit leaf PFP.

Van Praag E, Gonzalez P, Brune A, Goren R, Zehavi U, Echeverria E. Biochem Mol Biol Int. 1998 Jan;44(1):117-25.

Kinetic properties of cytosolic fructose 1,6-bisphosphatase from grapefruit. Effect of citrate.

Van Praag E. Biochem Mol Biol Int. 1997 Oct;43(3):625-31.

Kinetic properties of ATP-dependent phosphofructokinase from grapefruit juice sacs: effect of TCA cycle intermediates.

Van Praag E, Zehavi U, Goren R. Biochem Mol Biol Int. 1999 May;47(5):749-56.

Effect of buffer solutions on activation of Shamouti orange pyrophosphate-dependent phosphofructokinase by fructose 2,6-bisphosphate.

Van Praag E, Tzur A, Zehavi U, Goren R. IUBMB Life. 2000 Feb;49(2):149-52.

From the Post-Doc 1 research:

Rhythmic activity of uptake hydrogenase in the prokaryote Rhodospirillum rubrum.

Van Praag E, Degli Agosti R, Bachofen R. J Biol Rhythms. 2000 Jun;15(3):218-24.

Uptake hydrogenase activity during selenite reduction in Rhodospirillum rubrum.

Van Praag E, Degli Agosti R, Bachofen R. Archives des Sciences. 2002 Nov, 55:69-80.

From the Post-Doc 2 research:

Feto-maternal interface of human placenta inhibits angiogenesis in the chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay.

Stallmach T, Duc C, van Praag E, Mumenthaler C, Ott C, Kolb SA, Hebisch G, Steiner R. Angiogenesis. 2001;4(1):79-84.

 

Books and chapter in a book

 

Esther van Praag, Amir Maurer and Tal Saarony. Skin Diseases of Rabbits. Geneva, CH: MediRabbit.com; 2010.

Paperback, 408 pages.

ISBN: 978-0-557-53307-7

 

 

Esther van Praag and Amir Maurer. Transport, Restraint and Manipulation of Rabbits. Geneva:CH. MediRabbit.com, 2011. Paberback, 36 pages.

ISBN: 9781470995553

 

Also in French

 

 

Esther van Praag, Walter Krebs, Bernadette Nepple and Reinhard Bachofen. Electron production by hydrogenase for bio-remediation of Se-oxoanions. in: Hydrogenase as a Fuel - COST 818 (eds. R. Cammack, M. Frey, R. Robson) 1998, Taylor and Francis, 2001, p 195-6.
ISBN: 0-415-24242-8.

 

2015